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Antenna Unit Bases
WW2 U.S. Military Vehicle Antenna Unit Base
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by: Dave O'Meara [ GRUMPYOLDMAN ]


Originally published on:
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introduction

LionRoar recently released a set of SRC 610 antenna mounts for US WW2 vehicles.
Made from turned brass, these little buggers are small, but nicely formed, and will certainly make your kits look better than the standard injection molded kit parts, as there will be no clean up required.

antenna mounts

Measuring a mighty total length of 1/2 inch, or a smidgen over 12mm for those "mm" type of modelers, and the mounting pin will knock off an 1/8 inch or just about 1.5mm from the actual length. In my opinion these puppies are worth the few dollars they cost, when you consider there are no mold lines or ejection pin marks to worry about. Simply drill a hole and put them in place.

You don't even have to drill out the end for the antenna, as it's all ready for your choice of antenna material.

The instruction sheet simply shows them mounted on an M2 & M3 half-track, and an M4 Sherman.

conclusion

With four (4) bases in the package, it's not a killer cost, and not being a radio expert, I'm not sure what other radios they could be used for, or if they are STRICTLY just for WWII usage.

The $3.99 is the posted price at Lucky Models, and I've checked around the other usual sites in the US, and found these listed between $5 to $6 USD.
SUMMARY
Highs: An affordable enhancement to your US models.
Lows: Can't think of any.
Verdict: Useful, affordable, and look a lot better than any injection molded ones I've seen.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: LE35115
  Suggested Retail: 3.99 USD
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  PUBLISHED: Nov 27, 2009
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.92%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.17%

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About Dave O'Meara (Grumpyoldman)
FROM: FLORIDA, UNITED STATES

I'm rewriting this in a much more humoristic way, to help over inflate my ego, and place my self on a pedestal, because I don't have a life, and plastic models are the only thing I live for. I plead guilty as charged to excessive babble, light hearted humor, and continued encouragement to youngsters...

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Thanks for the review, Dave. Those mounts look great. I know you mentioned you're not sure, but perhaps someone else could tell us: are these a "one size fits all" mount? Could they be used on other US vehicles? Rudi
NOV 26, 2009 - 10:23 PM
They look pretty close to all the mounts that I have seen in most WW2 US kits. Wait for my killer---- Armorscale review for the same type of antenna mounts.
NOV 26, 2009 - 11:35 PM
Nice work, Dave. These little details can really "make" a kit IMO. And they are a reasonable investment if you build a lot of the same era kits. I've reviewed the German versions (full radio masts) and they're really worth the few $$$$.
NOV 27, 2009 - 11:26 AM
Thanks for the review. These will work well with certain Israeli tanks as well.
NOV 27, 2009 - 01:55 PM
Thanks for the review. I'm about to order these from Lucky Model. Are the Armorscale version that much different?
NOV 27, 2009 - 11:06 PM
Thanks for the review Dave. The price is pretty good for these things. One thing I would like to know is are they flexible? I mean the lower part of the arial mount . It looks like its machined all in one piece ? Thanks Michael
NOV 28, 2009 - 06:09 AM
They are machined in one piece, not flexible at all. They are so close, they look like clones. They both measure out just about the same. The Lion Roar come four to a package, the ArmorScale come three to a package. As for pricing, "my momma told me you better shop around" as I found a pretty wide price range for both companies products.
NOV 28, 2009 - 12:02 PM
Thanks Dave. I'll be definitly getting one of these sets for sure. Cheers Michael
NOV 28, 2009 - 03:58 PM
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